SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
BA - Life Science
Preparation for Teaching: Multiple Subjects
San José State University -to- College of the Redwoods
Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.
Also see Preparation for Teaching notes at the bottom of this page.
Lower Division Course Requirements
Community College Course Equivalents
|This major is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary school or middle school. The Program of majors contains a Core Curriculum that is found in all majors. People interested in teaching should complete lower division Core Curriculum requirements prior to applying to pursue one of the six majors at SJSU.|
|(College of Science) - Natural Science. This program is especially attractive to the student who enjoys the sciences and wants to study broadly in the disciplines. Students will qualify for a Subject Matter Authorization in Introductory Science that will permit them to be an elementary school science specialist or a middle school science teacher. Contact, Coordinator: Dr. Jerry Smith (Biology Department) 408-924-4855; Location: Duncan Hall, Room 335|
Core Curriculum in the SJSU Elementary Subject Matter Program for Teachers:
|General Education and Major Requirements - Courses listed below may satisfy both GE (in the area approved at the transfer institution) and major requirements.|
Reading, Language, and Literature:
|COMM 045 Media and Culture||No Current Equivalent|
|ENGL 001A First Year Writing|
A "C" or better is required (a "C-" is not acceptable).
|Engl 1A Analytical Reading and Writing|
|CSU GE Area A-2: Written Communication: Any certified CSU GE course approved for Written Communication (a grade of "C" or better is required).|
|Once the following required course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact http://testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU. Upper division transfer students should pass the WST prior to their first semester at SJSU to prevent delays in registering for upper division courses.|
|2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course|
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second English composition Area 1B is highly recommended.
|No Current Equivalent|
|ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis|
(Note: The course articulated to SJSU's ENGL 1B may be certified in Area A3 or Area C depending on the approval at the transfer institution)
|ENGL 1B Critical Inquiry and Literature|
Human Development (3-6 semester units):
|Either complete this course:|
|CHAD 060 Child Development||ECE 2 Child Growth and Development|
|Or complete both:|
|PSYC 082 Child and Adolescent Psychology||No Current Equivalent|
|CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st Century||PSYCH 11 Life Span Development|
History and Social Science:
Area D American Institutions, 6 units from:
Area F: American Institutions US 1 & 2 & 3
|Select any approved combination of community college courses certified to meet the CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Requirement (US 1 & US 2 & US 3).|
|US 1, Historical development of American institutions and ideals.|
|US 2, U.S. Constitution and government.|
|US 3, California state and local government.|
|See courses approved for this area at your community college at: http://transfer.sjsu.edu.|
|Only if the above combinations are certified to meet 6 units of Area D, and the US-1, US-2 and US-3 to clear the American Institution Requirement.|
|MATH 012 Number Systems|
preferred if certified for Area B4, or a qualified Mathematics for Elementary Teachers course certified for CSU GE Area B4.
|No Current Equivalent|
|BIOL 021 Human Biology||BIOL 8 Human Biology|
|CHEM 030A Introductory Chemistry||Chem 2 Introduction to Chemistry|
|CHEM 030B Introductory Chemistry||Chem 3 Introduction to Organic Chemistry|
|PHYS 001 Elementary Physics||PHYS 10 Conceptual Physics|
|PHYS 001L Elementary Physics Lab||No Current Equivalent|
Natural Science Concentration:
|BIOL 005 Computer Literacy in Biology||No Current Equivalent|
|BIOL 020 Ecological Biology||No Current Equivalent|
|BIOL 066 Human Physiology||Biol 7 Human Physiology|
Visual and Performing Arts:
|ART 039 Multicultural Arts for Children||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 010B Introduction to Music||MUS 1 Introduction to Music|
Preparation for Teaching
|The preparation of teachers is an all-university activity at San José State University. The teacher preparation majors have special programs for future teachers. These programs are designed to meet the standards for "subject matter competency" for the Elementary Education (multiple subjects) teacher credential program at San José State University. Regardless of the undergraduate program you complete, you must take the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET).|
|In order to facilitate your transfer from community college to San José State University, please review the above list of courses offered at SJSU and the equivalents at the community college (go to http://transfer.sjsu.edu or http://www.assist.org). Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a community college counselor/advisor for program planning.|
IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:
Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility. Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:
1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. These requirements are shown above.
2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.
3. Second Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at testing.sjsu.edu.
4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.